Where to Stay for Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool ?
When visiting Liverpool and you want cheap and comfortable accommodation for the marathon, the ideal places to consider are near the start line and the finish line of the marathon near the Albert Dock and the Liverpool Echo Arena, which are always filled with enthusiastic, loud cheering crowds.
Spectators and participants can also opt to stay in the city center. The hotels around the city center, start line and finish line are best served with public transport. It is best to book accommodation before the race to not miss out on any action from the race.
Additionally, places around the Albert Dock area, which is the starting point of the race, are ideal locations. You can get up to a great view of watching runners set off from Salthouse Quay. A good area to stay in is at Stanley Park, which is in North Liverpool. This is a great place to stay since it’s along the marathon route. The area along this route experiences good weather, so if you wish to enjoy a nice picnic and a ball for the afternoon.
Mathew Street is ideal for staying too since its home to The Beatles. While staying around Mathew Street, you will have a good chance of watching the runners as they pass The Cavern. To avoid being caught up in crowds, you can consider staying at Stanley Street. If you can, then you can also stay around the town hall, surrounded by several coffee shops and stores.
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What are the Best Hotels for the Liverpool Marathon ?
Guests can experience the UK’s most iconic cities for music, culture and sport in style and comfort by staying at the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel is developed within the Britannia Pavillion Albert Dock. The hotel is among the largest group of Grade one listed buildings. The building is well renovated and offers 35 bedrooms that offer flexibility to clients looking for business and leisure. It’s a five minutes’ walk from Liverpool’s town center. The hotel is located opposite the new Echo Arena and BT convention center.
The hotel is located in the center of the city opposite the Echo Arena and the convention center. It overlooks Liverpool’s spectacular docklands and its location is ideal for guests visiting the city for leisure or business. It is a 10 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Central train station. Albert Dock is adjacent and offers various attractions like museums, shops, tours and a selection of bars. Those arriving by car do not have to worry about parking.
This cheaper hotel is located 5km from the airport and a 10 minutes’ walk from the city center. It has pubs, historic buildings, theatres and the Liverpool FC and Everton FC stadia within the vicinity. It is great for weekends and business as well as holiday stays. The hotel offers 192 rooms, including 10 for guests, a bar and a restaurant.
The hotel is located by Kings Dock on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. It’s about five minute’s walk from the great Albert Dock. The hotel has major transport links as well as the M&S Bank Arena. This hotel is perfect for business and leisure too. Guests can relax in stylish and elegant surroundings as they enjoy the hotel’s conveniences.
Where is the Start and Finish ?
The marathon kicks off at the renowned Albert Dock and ends at Liverpool’s Echo Area. This marathon is unique as it offers a great chance to run through a city that is very rich in musical history. The marathon has an iconic start line located at Royal Albert Docich. The route then leads runners via the different UNESCO heritage sites that include Pierhead, then through the Beatles statue and via the Three Graces.
There is a short but challenging climb across prince Edwin street that will lead you to two football stadiums. The first stadium being Everton’s Goodison Park while the second one being Stanley Park. The second half of the racecourse passes through Chinatown and the Chinese arch. The final course is a riverside finish on the Kings Parade waterfront, followed by the finish festival concert at the M&S Bank Arena Piazza.
Along the routes, runners can enjoy the atmosphere as they pass famous musical landmarks like the Cavern Club, Eleanor Rigby statue, the amazing Route Entertainment and The John Lennon statue. The finishing runners of each of each race also get unique medals.
The marathon race start line is at the iconic Royal Albert Dock. After a while, you will pass the UNESCO world heritage sites of Pierhead, the Beatles statue, then later the Liver building. This is just the first mile. After the first mile, the racecourse changes and takes a left turn at the Superlambanana and continues across Leeds Street towards the city’s north.
The half marathon race starts at 9 AM and the time limit is 3hours and 30 minutes, but the times are subject to change. The half marathon’s start line is at the Albert Dock, Liverpool waterfront and the finish line being at Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool waterfront.
The 10k race starts at 08:45 AM and the time limit is 2hours, but the times are also subject to change. The start line for the 10k marathon is at Penny Lane, just right at the famous street sign painted on the wall.
The 5k race starts at 09:30 AM and the time limit is 1hour. The times are subject to change too. The start line is at Kings Parade, Liverpool Waterfront and the finish line being at Echo Arena, Liverpool Waterfront.
The 1 Mile race starts at 01:00 PM and does not have an exact time limit. The start time is subject to change. The start line is at Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront and the finish line being at Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool Waterfront.
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